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World Hepatitis Day 2022: Common hepatitis myths debunked by expert

World Hepatitis Day 2022: Common hepatitis myths debunked by expert

World Hepatitis Day 2022: Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver mainly caused by hepatotropic viruses and at times due to heavy alcohol use, chemicals or medicines. Another type of hepatitis is when your autoimmune hepatitis when your body’s immune system starts attacking healthy cells of your liver. The disease can be acute (recovery within …

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Association of Homologous and Heterologous Vaccine Boosters With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in BBIBP-CorV Vaccinated Healthcare Personnel

Association of Homologous and Heterologous Vaccine Boosters With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in BBIBP-CorV Vaccinated Healthcare Personnel

Vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have played a crucial role in mitigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, few studies have addressed the optimal booster vaccine type in recipients of the primary series of BBIBP-CorV (an inactivated virus vaccine developed by Sinopharm). This study aimed to estimate the association between the …

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Diabetes: Can high blood sugar levels and obesity lead to complications with fertility? Here's what doctors say

Diabetes: Can high blood sugar levels and obesity lead to complications with fertility? Here’s what doctors say

Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that is characterised by the inability to bear a child through biological process and the emotional cost associated with infertility is best understood by individuals and couples who have faced the condition. Fertility rates have been continuously declining in the country and the growth of several non-communicable …

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Chances of a shoulder dislocation are higher for those active in certain sports and activities

Chances of a shoulder dislocation are higher for those active in certain sports and activities

Among the new lifestyles established during the pandemic, picking up a new exercise habit or sport is probably one of them for many Singaporeans.  From spin classes to mixed martial arts, the choices are aplenty. According to the Ministry of Health’s National Population Health Survey 2020, 33.4 per cent of Singaporeans aged 18 to 74 …

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Twelve-year study suggests couples’ depressive symptoms fluctuate together, albeit at different rates

Twelve-year study suggests couples’ depressive symptoms fluctuate together, albeit at different rates

A 12-year longitudinal study explored how couples’ depressive symptoms change over time and uncovered four distinct patterns of change in symptoms. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, suggest that couples’ depressive symptoms tend to either remain consistent together or evolve in the same direction. Depression is a widely prevalent mental illness, but symptoms …

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Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva; sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID-19 symptoms

Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva; sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID-19 symptoms

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron particles in saliva An experimental chewing gum that “traps” SARS-CoV-2 particles in saliva holds promise for curbing transmission …

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Explainer: Why monkeypox is not a 'gay disease', yet the queer community needs to heed the health risks

Explainer: Why monkeypox is not a ‘gay disease’, yet the queer community needs to heed the health risks

SINGAPORE — A global outbreak of monkeypox is being largely driven by men who have sex with men, based on a finding from the largest study of the disease. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 21 found that of 528 confirmed infections diagnosed between April 27 and June 24 this year, …

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World Hepatitis Day 2022

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti The world marks World Hepatitis Day on 28 July every year, to raise awareness of this “silent killer” which is responsible for the deaths of about 125 000 people in Africa every year, despite the availability of treatment.  This year’s theme, “Bringing hepatitis care closer to …

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Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeries are highly reliable treatment options for recovering from Rectal Cancer

Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeries are highly reliable treatment options for recovering from Rectal Cancer

In India, the occurrence of colorectal cancer is increasing, while it is the third most common type of cancer globally. Colorectal cancer is a term that collectively refers to three types of cancers: colon, anus or rectum. But with early and effective screening, it is possible to decrease the fatalities arising from rectal cancer. Dr Sandeep …

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